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Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

1. Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rainforest & Waterfalls Half-Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Luquillo to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Puerto Rico's tropical rainforest of El Yunque. Learn about its rich flora and fauna while following natural trails, wading through rivers, and swimming in natural pools and waterfalls. Start your day by meeting your guide at the local fruit stand “Frutera Flores” in the town of Luquillo. Here, your guide will pick up a variety of fresh local fruit for the tour, and you have the opportunity to purchase some local fritters and/or a fresh fruit smoothie. After this stop, follow your guide in your rental car to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest- without a doubt Puerto Rico’s greatest Natural Wonder. It is the only tropical rainforest, the most biologically diverse, and the most studied forest in the US National Forest System. After an interpretive hike through natural trails lined with beautiful flora and fauna, and some river wading, arrive at a hidden gem found in the heart of the rainforest. This breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest is like a natural playground. Here, have the chance to swim in the natural pools, refresh in waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. Along with all of this excitement, you will also have time to simply relax to the sounds of cascading waters and take in the beauty of this very special place.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

2. Carabalí Rainforest Park: Rainforest Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the Carabalí Rainforest Park. Admire the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem on a guided family-friendly horseback tour, suitable for all abilities. Upon arrival, meet your ideal horse who will be matched with you according to your height, weight, and riding ability. Have a short safety briefing for a safe and fun excursion, before departing on your adventure through the lush natural surroundings. Ride through the beautiful landscape of the rainforest, admiring the vibrant colors of various plant species around you. Explore the foothills of El Yunque National Forest and ride along the banks of the Mameyes River. Learn a little bit about the natural history of the area, as well as the organization of the park itself. Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour riding tour and enjoy a relaxing day in a serene natural retreat.

Carabalí Rainforest Park: Beach Horseback Riding

3. Carabalí Rainforest Park: Beach Horseback Riding

Discover the beach of the Carabalí Rainforest Park on a guided horseback ride, suitable for all abilities. Go off the beaten path to experience a change of pace and scenery while taking in the Caribbean views. Upon arrival, meet your ideal horse who will be matched with you according to your height, weight, and riding ability. Have a short safety briefing for a safe and fun excursion, before departing on your adventure through the lush natural surroundings. Ride through a part of the rainforest, admiring the vibrant colors of various plant species around you. See the stunning flora and fauna of a unique ecosystem, and the foothills of El Yunque National Forest Ride along the banks of the Mameyes River to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Puerto Rico. Learn a little bit about the natural history of the area, as well as the organization of the park itself with your guide. Then, you will return back to the starting point.

San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

4. San Juan: El Yunque Rainforest and Bio Bay Combo Tour

Join a day trip from San Juan to El Yunque Rainforest and the bay of Laguna Grande, two of Puerto Rico's natural gems. Follow your guide through nature trails, kayak in Fajardo Bio Bay, and observe bioluminescence at night. Enjoy return transfers, snacks, and all entrance fees. Following a morning pickup, embark in direction of your bio bay and rainforest adventure. Enjoy the beautiful views along the scenic route through the north side of the island and learn some facts about the areas from your guide. Make a stop in the town of Luquillo and enjoy some fresh local fruits before continuing the journey to Puerto Rico's majestic rainforest. El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest and the most studied forest in the United States National Forest System. Admire its biological diversity with its plants and animals, some of which are found only in Puerto Rico. Hike through trails lined with flora and fauna. Arrive at a hidden gem located in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy the breathtaking segment of the 29,000-acre forest and swim in natural pools and waterfalls, slide down a waterslide, rope swing into the river, jump from different rock formations, and enjoy fresh local fruit with a view. After working up an appetite with an exciting first half of the day, make a stop for dinner at a local restaurant and savor Puerto Rican cuisine (cost not included). Relax until it’s time for the second part of your combo tour – the Bioluminescent Lagoon, one of planet earth's best-kept secrets. Begin your Fajardo Bio Bay kayak tour at Las Croabas. After receiving a safety briefing on kayaking, head toward the Red Mangrove Forest with an amazing view of the sunset. Enjoy kayaking for approximately 30 minutes, and admire the forest's beautiful protected flora and fauna. Upon arrival in Laguna Grande, let the magic unfold. Tiny organisms called dinoflagellates make the water glow at night. Watch how sparkles appear in the water at every stroke of your paddle, follow the swirl of lights created by the kayaks, and admire the glowing fish.

Puerto Rico: Rainforest Ziplining

5. Puerto Rico: Rainforest Ziplining

Start your rainforest zip-lining adventure in a secluded and private rainforest tucked into the mountains with unique views of the El Yunque Rainforest. By zip-lining, trekking across a canopy bridge, and partaking in a short education hike discover the only tropical rainforest in the US forest system. Feel the buzz through the forest canopy on 5 breathtaking zip lines, enjoy an easy rock rappel, and a moderate 10-minute educational hike in the rainforest. The ziplines fluctuate between 400 to 1,000 feet long and between 50 and 100 feet high. This adventure-filled 2-hour outing includes safety equipment and certified bilingual tour guides. Your tour ends at a typical countryside house where you can relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and refuel with snacks.

Luquillo: 30-Minute Flyboard Experience

6. Luquillo: 30-Minute Flyboard Experience

Have a 30-minute Flyboard experience off the coast of Luquillo Beach. The Flyboard is a board, much like a snowboard or a wakeboard, connected to a jet ski by a long hose. The rider (flyer) is strapped into boots attached to the Flyboard and is lifted out of the water by water jets on the bottom of the board.   Once you arrive at the beach, you’ll be welcomed and given clear instructions on how to control the board. Head out onto the water and you’ll be coached until you can control the board yourself. While you're up in the air, you can take in beautiful views of the ocean and the bay and fly like Iron Man over the waters on this futuristic, almost-unbelievable board.

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What people are saying about Luquillo

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4.8 / 5

based on 515 reviews

We are fairly experienced riders and could have enjoyed a more “challenging” ride, but this experience is designed for all ages and skill levels. The company took great strides to make sure the equipment and ride were all safe. Our multiple guides were fantastic throughout. The entire venue is pretty incredible with various excursion opportunities, gift shop, and restaurant all available at the complex. Pretty impressive location just adjacent to the Yunque National Park.

We had a great afternoon with Paola and Natalia, we were in good hands and felt safe the whole time. This is a great way to experience the rain forest, and try things like rock climbing and cliffjumping, that you might not otherwise do on your own. Wear good sturdy water shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy - thats part of the fun. Went with my two hard-to-please teens (16 year old boy and 14 year old girl) and they had a blast too. Highly recommend.

a peaceful, joyful, great 1 hour to spend on a beautiful environment. the guides are soo kind, nice, helpful, great. horses are too calm and easy to ride, you dont need to have any experience. should definetely try if you are into horses

Had so much fun!! We got to explore a new side to life and our instructor was the kindest. Definitely will be back!

The experience was amazing, Bradley and Maxi were amazing guys, 100% recommended!